Friday, May 11, 2007

Lace Edge Dress

I just finished a lace edge doll dress of my own design. I don't know if I'm totally sold on the design or not. I do know that the I-Cords needed to be longer than what I made them but I guess that is half the fun of designing and writing your own patterns. I do know that I will knit this one again but I think I'm going to use a lighter weight yarn. The worsted weight is fine but I would like to see more of the lace work a little better. Also Next time I'm going to leave off the I-Cord and see what I get.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Knitted Doll Mittens

I made these on the fly. I think they will fit Dora. You might have to drop out an increase. My doll has a wide round hand and I used her to fit the mitten. If the mittens are too big at the cuff slide a bit of elastic tread through to make it fit better.

Knitted Doll Mittens
Size US 2 (3mm)Set of 5 Double Pointed Needles
Small amount of Sport Weight yarn. ( I used left over bits from my stash)
tapestry needle.

Cast On 20 stitches, Join make sure you do not twist. ( divide stitches 5 on each needle)
Round 1: Knit Even
Round 2: Purl Even
By putting in a purl row it keeps the mitten from rolling and also gives it a small cuff.
Round 3 -10: Knit Even
Round 11: Knit 4, increase in the 5th stitch, Repeat around (24 sts)
Round 12 & 14: Knit Even
Round 13: Knit 5, increase in the 6th stitch, Repeat around (28 sts)
Round 15: Knit 6, Increase in the 7th stitch, Repeat around (32 sts) This is the increase you might want to omit if it is too wide for Dora's hand. If you skip this round omit rounds 20 & 21.
Round: 16 - 19: knit Even
Round 20: Knit 6, K2tog, Repeat around. (28 sts)
Round 21,23,25 & 27: Knit Even
Round 22: Knit 5, K2tog, Repeat around (24 sts)
Round 24: Knit 4, K2tog, Repeat around (20 sts)
Round 26: Knit 3, K2tog, Repeat around (16 sts)
Round 28: Knit 2, K2tog, Repeat around (12 sts)
Round 29: Knit 1, K2tog, Repeat around (8 sts)
Cut yarn and tread trough the last 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Make sure you tie off the yarn in the inside of the mitten.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dora's Double

From let to Right: Original Outfit, School Days (I need to finish the bag) Going to Graceland ( there is a pair of white sock and blue saddle shoes), T-E-A-M, and Sunday Go To ( Which is done in Texas A&M colors)

Here are what I have done so far for Michelle's Dora doll that Nana got her for her Birthday next month. I have been stash busting to make the outfits. I found that I had quiet a few small balls of yarn that where not quiet big enough to make any thing on the larger side so they became doll cloths. LOL Now I can buy more yarn once I empty our my small Rubbermaid tub.